It’s time to start thinking about College and what you might do after you have finished school. There’s a lot of options, choices and decisions to be made, but if you don’t know exactly what you want to do yet- don’t worry!
A Levels are a good option if you want to keep your options open as you will study a range of subjects which gives you the chance to decide what to study at University or what career path to follow. A Levels are two year, linear courses and you will select three or four choices to study from a wide range of subjects. Did you know that here at Middlesbrough College we have a Sixth Form Centre (MC6) that offers a great selection of A Level subjects?
Here are our 10 reasons why you should join our high performing sixth form centre:
1. We have outstanding success rates
We are outperforming ALL General Further Education Colleges in the Tees Valley for A Level progress. Not only that, we also have a 99% overall pass rate for A Level subjects, and a 100% pass rate in 22 of our A Level subjects.
2. We can improve your chances of getting into University
You can access at least three supported entry schemes for University, which lead to lower UCAS offers from top Universities. We also have a dedicated ‘Russell Group’ Co-ordinator to provide support with application and interview preparation.
3. We have outstanding teachers
All of our teachers are A Level specialists and only teach Level 3 programmes. Many have industry backgrounds, meaning that they can help you prepare for the world of work.
4. We offer dedicated support
You’ll have access to a dedicated academic and pastoral mentor who will work with you on a 1:1 basis.
5. We are a supportive, self-contained community
Our modern Sixth Form Centre has modern science laboratories and open plan social spaces. With supportive staff it is the ideal learning environment to prepare you for University.
6. We are the perfect place to make new friends and become independent
Unlike a school sixth form, you’ll meet students from all walks of life and be treated like an adult, with independent study periods and the chance to plan your own learning.
7. We are in a great location
We have great transport links, being just a short walk away from Middlesbrough town centre. You’ll have access to our multimillion pound campus with great facilities such as the College gym which is free to students.
8. We offer fantastic student perks
This includes free travel to and from College, fantastic bursary schemes, discounted food and drink and so much more.
9. We have fantastic enrichment opportunities
Alongside your studies, you’ll have the chance to go on trips around the world, join the student council, sign up to a sporting academy…the list is endless.
10. We prepare students for their dream career
Our Sixth Form Centre boasts fantastic A Level results, with a record number of students achieving high grades (A*-C) in their subjects.
If you want to find out more about A Levels and see all the courses that we offer at MC6 then click here.